Month: December 2020

Here’s another favorite from the Senior Planet archives. Enjoy!    Hanukkah, Christmas… time to think outside the cookie jar. For the holidays, baker Norma Saulino created some brand-new treats by mixing elements from well-worn recipe cards with her own take on new favorites from the web. Gingerbread + Rugelach = Gingerugelach This idea came about while I
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The GIF (or Graphics Interchange Format) is an image file made of several related pictures (the branch image below is made of 23 pictures) layered in an endless loop.  However you pronounce it (like the peanut butter or with a hard ‘g” – the debate still rages!) they can be a magical addition to an
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The holidays seem to get the creative juices working for ad agencies in the U.S. and around the world. This short selection from the past few years will make you smile, make you laugh….or make you think. (New to YouTube? Click here for best viewing tips.) “Aw…” Inspiring  From the U.K. hails “Mog’s Christmas Calamity,” courtesy of British supermarket
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What would you do if you were told you couldn’t use cash? A year ago, Senior Planet member Lawrence Lucido (aka “Cousin Larry”) was told that he must pay someone without cash – and thus started his journey learning about Person-to-Person (P2P) payments. “I had never heard of Person-to-Person payments, but early last spring my
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Have a question about relationships and sex for seniors?  Every month Senior Planet’s award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Subscribe now (do it here) and don’t miss a single column. Senior Planet subscribers also get The Weekly Orbit, our newsletter with features
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Well, it’s finally – almost – over.  The disaster that was 2020. Let’s review 2020 – that dumpster fire of a year – and consign it to the record books, by completing the phrase above with the word – or phrase – that best sums it up. That was the year that was…. …when toilet
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By Dan Reiner | 12.17.2020 Key Takeaways COVID-19 was a challenge, but people across the country made a difference in their communities New leadership and funding refueled our organization to reach new heights Plans for 2021 are well underway 2020 was a year for the history books. Despite the challenges we all faced, it’s worth
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The presidential election has been decided, but uncertainty remains in the post-election outlook for impact on retirees and pre-retirees. Much still depends on what happens in the Senate, where the balance of power will depend on two runoff elections in Georgia. But two big issues loom large: taxes and stocks. Taxes and You Americans often
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The Adoption, a graphic novel by written Zidrou (learn about him here) and illustrated by Arno Monin is a different sort of ‘coming of age” tale. Here, Gabriel, a 75 year old retired butcher in France, must feel his way though the changes when his son Alain, and daughter-in-law Lynette adopt Quinaya, a tour-year-old from
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Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are in sight. That’s right, plural, vaccines. Recently, three companies released some results from their Phase III studies, reporting effectiveness ranging from 70 to 95%. They are Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. Pfizer and Moderna have formally applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization (EUA). The FDA will
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Life during quarantine made virtual socializing more important than ever, and few resources are as valuable as Facebook…until recently. If you hate the new Facebook you’re not alone. It’s been optimized for phones and tablets – great for some of us – but on a computer it’s very confusing. There so much more white space, which
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Posted on December 4, 2020 by Mari Evans Since the onset of the pandemic, Atria communities have been following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and diligently taking precautions to make resident safety a priority – something that Atria has always done, no matter the circumstance. We quickly galvanized resources and
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On Monday, December 14th from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM MST, (Check for your local time zone) Senior Planet will host its first Virtual Holiday Entrepreneur Fair over Zoom! Stuck for a last minute holiday gift?  Want to see how talented and enterprising the Senior Planet community is? Join us as Senior Planet hosts a
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